Neighbors in Uniontown said they are appalled after a 2-year-old girl was found wandering Montview Street because, police said, her father was drunk.Let's stop right there. "Appalled" is certainly a proper reaction, but seriously, you can't tell me that people don't partially expect these things.
Also, I know it's hard to wrangle toddlers, but surely there are ways to prevent your child from wandering out of your house even if you do pass out drunk. Like, you know, closing and locking your doors. Or--call me crazy!--not passing our drunk when you're supposed to be watching your kid. Or not passing out drunk at all anytime children are involved or around ever.
My dad always says, mostly when discussing my childhood, that babies don't come with manuals, but they definitely should. Sure, "Don't pass out drunk while watching your toddler" should be so obvious that it shouldn't need explicitly stated, but if there's one lesson I've learned in my life, it's that some people are astoundingly stupid and completely miss the obvious.
Any suggestions for The Fayette County Parenting Manual?